The Iranian Instagram influencer known as ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ has been freed on bail. This happened only days after Instagram star Sahar Tabar was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
Sahar Tabar charges
Sahar was famous for her strange makeup and photo edits.
She used to post heavily-doctored photos of herself on Instagram. She had originally been prisoned for insulting the hijab, blasphemy, inciting violence, gaining income through inappropriate means and encouraging youths to corruption.
Iranian court has recently handed Sahar Tabar a decade behind bars.
These were all for her strange social activity. Her Instagram account was deleted following her arrest.
She was always accused of having more that 50 surgeries. However, Sahar later admitted that makeup and different types of editing helped her to express herself.
One of Iranian famous journalist “Masih Alinejad” has talked to Sahar’s lawyer. He has recently confirmed that her client was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
“This is Photoshop and makeup. Every time I publish a photo, I paint my face in an increasingly funny way. It is a way of expressing yourself, a kind of art. My fans know that this is not my real face.”
“I did not even think about being like Jolie. Also, I did not want to resemble the cartoon character the Corpse Bride.
Instagram star Sahar Tabar caught coronavirus in jail
Sahar’s lawyer tried hard for her to be released as she caught Corona in jail. But the judge didn’t grant it.
Human rights lawyer Payam Derafshan told:
“We find it unacceptable that this young woman has now caught the coronavirus in these circumstances while her detention order has been extended during all this time in jail,”
Sahar’s attorney called on authorities to release her during the outbreak of Coronavirus. He asked these influencers to be freed from jail cause they all had non-violent charges.
Judge repeatedly denied to release her on bail.
“It makes no sense to deny this. The prison director should acknowledge the infection and admit she has been hospitalized.”
What happened after Sahar Tabar’s sentence was announced?
Announcing Tabar’s jail sentence last week, Masih wrote online:
‘Sahar Tabar is only 19. Her joke landed her in jail.
Following her sentence, Alinejad had called on the real Angelina Jolie to help get the teen released.
Tweeting at the star, she wrote:
“Her mother cries every day to get her innocent daughter freed. Dear Angelina Jolie. We need your voice here. Help us.”
“Islamic Republic has a history of tormenting women,” the journalist Masih Alinezhad charged. “We need to unite against this gender apartheid.”
Instagram star Sahar Tabar freed from jail
Sahar Tabar is a nineteen-years-old Instagram star and her real name is Fatemeh Khishavand. This young girl was arrested in October 2019.
Now, According to campaigners and activists in Iran, this teenager was released on bail on Sunday.
Also, Alinejad has now said Tabar freed from jail on Sunday following ‘massive media pressure‘.
Instagram star Sahar Tabar herself had confirmed that a judge allowed her to be released on bail.
Above all, cosmetic surgery is extremely popular in the Islamic republic. There are tens of thousands operations taking place each year. Moreover, Instagram is the only major social media service accessible in Iran. On the other hand, Iran officially banned Facebook, Twitter and Telegram.
Therefore, there are some strict rules observing social media activity. Specially issues related to Hijab or other Islamic matters. Iranian influencers who don’t pay attention these types of rule will be often arrested and jailed. Their accounts will be suspended too.